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The Delicious Torment
A Story of Submission
Alison Tyler
ISBN: 9781627780070
Book (Paperback)
Cleis Press
5 x 8
288 pages
January 7, 2014


"Finally we have an erotic novel that steers clear of the ingenue-to-goddess trope in a delightful return to old-school erotica." —Romantic Times

"An excellent read for anyone looking to discover the intensity of a full-time kinky relationship that goes beyond the bedroom beyond the body even into the heart and soul of submission." —Heroes and Heartbreakers, Rachel Kramer Bussel (editor of The Big Book of Orgasms)

"In a novel that blurs the line of memoir and meta fiction The Delicious Torment explores the darker emotions that are often so transfixing in Tyler’s work: shame jealousy self-discovery even finding empowerment as a sub explores the role of the dom revealing ever more tantalizing glimpses into the BDSM relationship dynamic. Fiction semi-biography or meta it doesn’t matter. Alison Tyler shines as a literary voice in erotic fiction." —City Book Review

The second in a series of novels by bondage connoisseur Alison Tyler features heroine Samantha progressing with her predilections and exploring the deepest recesses of her master's dungeon and her heart. The Delicious Torment is a Story of O meets 9 1/2 Weeks coming-of-age tale fueled by lust longing and based on the author's personal diaries. The Delicious Torment takes readers to Sunset Strip way up in the sky in a penthouse apartment overlooking Los Angeles with a love affair ensconced in an S&M relationship filled with corsets crops and plenty of kink. In the introduction Tyler notes "This is a novel with me at the center. That is my heroine is based on me. I’ve sketched her with broad strokes but at our core we are the same. She’s gotten herself entwined with an older man — nothing new there. But now she has to learn how to maneuver a 24/7 relationship."

Alison Tyler is a prolific author of erotic fiction and is the editor of Three-Way, Heat Wave, Best Bondage Erotica, Love at First Sting, and Naughty or Nice. Called a "literary siren" by Good Vibrations, she is the author of over 25 explicit novels. Her books have been translated into Japanese, Dutch, German, Italian, Norwegian, Greek, and Spanish. She lives in San Francisco.
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